No Leopard 2 tanks to Indonesia
At the announcement, after which Indonesia has an interest in German Leopard 2 tanks, said the deputy chairman of
At the announcement, after which Indonesia has an interest in German Leopard 2 tanks, said the deputy chairman of the SPD parliamentary group Gernot Erler:
If the Chancellor is on Monday to Indonesia, they should tell their hosts clearly and unequivocally that Germany is not ready, Leopard 2 tanks to deliver. The Chancellor should take the vote of the Dutch Parliament is a good example, which has recently rejected an identical request from Indonesia.
In Indonesia, it always comes back to violations of human rights. It is therefore possible that these tanks will be purchased not only for the purpose of national defense.
The Federal Government recently an alarming negligence in dealing with arms export policies of the day. It is time that this will change again and gets the parliament a greater right to control the authorization of arms exports.